Wesley Manor Retirement Community will honor Hattiesburg-area veterans with a music program featuring the
The 110-member choral group will perform patriotic selections, including a salute to each of the
“We’ll be singing the service songs for each branch of the military,” said Chadd Watson, director of the chorus. “Other selections include Song from the Unsung Hero, which was written post-9/11, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and American the Beautiful.”
Robert Escudero, a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, served in active duty from 1966 through 1969, including a tour in
Bill Powell, maintenance supervisor at Wesley Manor and veteran of the Gulf War and Iraqi war, recently retired as chief warrant officer, CW4, from the Army Reserve after 38 years of service. Powell will recognize veterans in attendance, including 11 veterans in residence at Wesley Manor who served in World War II, the Vietnam War and in numerous years in service stateside.